Smithers Quality Assessments 2017 Quality Management Conference Set for July 13

AKRON, Ohio, June 29, 2017 – Smithers Quality Assessments (SQA), a Smithers Group company, specializing in quality, safety and environmental management systems certifications, announced today that the company will hold its Quality Management Conference and Client Event on July 13th, 2017 at the John S. Knight Center in Akron, Ohio. The event, now in its fifth year, has grown from a small seminar to a conference that now attracts more than 400 attendees each year, from numerous industries, all looking to learn from recognized business and quality management leaders and network with other professionals in their fields.

“Our Client Day continues to serve as an important medium for getting accurate and timely information to our diverse base of clients. This year is a major transitional year, with nearly every one of our clients working to update their quality systems,” said Aaron Troschinetz, General Manager, North America, Smithers Quality Assessments. “We are very excited about this event and the opportunity to have active dialogues with our clients in a variety of marketplaces.”

The event will begin with a keynote address titled “Leading Change & Quality” from Carlos Hungria, Chief Operating Officer at Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC and member of the Knorr Bremse Executive Board. Other informative breakout sessions throughout the day, will include:

• AS9100:2016 Transition Overview presented by Susie Neal, United Technologies Corporation
• IATF 16949 Transition Overview presented by Jeanette Preston/Mike Fournier, Smithers Quality Assessments
• ISO 9001:2015 Transition Overview presented by Dale Isaacs, US TAG 176 Member
• ISO 14001:2015 Transition Overview presented by Thomas Crossno, Smithers Quality Assessment

About Smithers Quality Assessments

Smithers Quality Assessments is an Akron, OH-based accredited quality and environmental management systems certification body, founded in 1993, serving small and large industrial, commercial, government and services businesses around the world.

Companies work with Smithers Quality Assessments when seeking certification to the following ISO standards:

ISO 9001:2015
ISO 14001:2015
OHSAS 18001:2007
CSA Z1000
ISO/TS 16949:2009 – IATF 16949
AS 9100D
ISO 13485:2015
SN 9001

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About The Smithers Group:

Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, The Smithers Group includes Smithers Apex, Smithers Avanza, Smithers Pira, Smithers Quality Assessments, Smithers Rapra, and Smithers Viscient.  Each Smithers Group company provides technology-based services focused on a defined market.  As a group, the diversity of market sectors and technologies provides stability and a platform for long-term growth.  By integrating science, technology and business expertise, Smithers goal is to add value throughout the life cycle of our clients’ products by utilizing testing, consulting, information, and compliance services.  All Smithers companies are known by their clients as Trusted Providers of Innovative Solutions. For more information, visit

SQA World Headquarters
121 S. Main St.
Suite #300
Akron, OH  44308

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